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Suez Canal

Started by Al Paulin Jun 22, 2010. 0 Replies

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Comment by Hans Brakob on September 20, 2011 at 8:16pm

Transited a total of 4 times (twice each way) on USS Henley DD762 in the early 1960's.



Comment by David W Morris on July 15, 2011 at 11:37pm

Did the ditch during world cruise in 1988 as the throttleman onboard the USS Stien FF-1065. Did it again in 2005 or 2006 onboard the USS Tarawa LHA-1 doing excersises in the MED, went through and back.

Comment by Tim Plotner on June 5, 2011 at 11:02pm
went thru the ditch with the indy battle group on our way to iran for the hostage crise
Comment by John O. Donald on March 22, 2011 at 2:04am

Was aboard LPH2 USS Iwo Jima in 75 with CH53 Squadron HM-12 aboard that swept for mines prior to the reopening of the canal. Then 7 years later aboard the JFK I actually did the ditch, the first of several. 

Comment by Kevin T. Curran on February 5, 2011 at 10:52am

Did the Ditch in '86 with the USS Enterprise!! I remember having to take my contacts out because of all the sand in the air!!

Comment by Pat Sensing on February 4, 2011 at 5:48pm
Past through the Suez Canal onboard USS Kalamazoo Aor 6 as part of the USS America battle group.  This was during Desert Shield.  Came back through the canal after the completion of Desert Storm.
Comment by Sam Miller on February 4, 2011 at 1:51am
Went through on the USS America 80-81 cruise with VA-95.
Comment by MARK ERRECART on January 18, 2011 at 3:14pm
I made Two World Cruises!
Went through the Suez Canal on board the Uss Kitty Hawk, With VA-147, on World Cruise in 1987, And then on USS Nimitz with CAG-9 (I think it was 1998).
Comment by John David (J.D.) Phipps on December 21, 2010 at 4:19pm

I did the Ditch on board USS America (CV-66), southbound in late 1982 and northbound in 1983. Re-enlisted on the flight deck while northbound, underway with sand to port and starboard.

Comment by Donald Bratton McDowell on December 14, 2010 at 1:10pm

Did the transit onboard the USS Mullinnix (DD-944), with USS America Battle Group, in 1983.  The souther transit was in February and the northern was in May.


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